An insightful look at the first two centuries of the followers of Jesus. Asking questions is the strength of this book, the questions and answers are intended to further discussion on the origins of Christianity.
NT Wright’s strength is his ability to tie things together and paint the big picture of the story of the Bible. And he does that here. Tackling the world of natural theology, he reintroduces modern scholarship to the world of Jesus and 1st Century Judaism.
A story of 4* brothers full of family dysfunction, tense relationships, jealousy, murder, philosophy, religion, law and culture. This book is what reading was meant to be.
A good contribution to the necessary and ongoing conversation of how race has determined the shape of the Christian church in the United States and what needs to happen to fix it.
The premise of the book is that within the tradition of art surrounding the resurrection of Christ there are two distinct types of resurrection images. One he calls the individual resurrection tradition, the other the universal resurrection tradition. The individual resurrection tradition most characterizes the Western Church and the universal resurrection tradition is represented in the East.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn is not an easy read. It is a mixture of fascinating summary paragraphs hidden in semi-insider language surrounding science. This is not so much a critique, this is a book on the philosophy and history of science, but a warning that it will take some work to read, especially if you aren’t a scientist.
Rather than providing us with information to be downloaded, the Bible holds out for us an invitation to join an ancient, well-traveled, and sacred quest to know God, the world we live in, and our place in it.
The Sixth Extinction will continue to determine the course of life ling after everything people have written and painted and built has been ground into dust and giant rats have – or have not – inherited the earth.
The logic of the development of hatred is death to the spirit and disintegration of ethical and moral values
White’s don’t read this book for a reason. They should.